With a diverse background in television, both in front and behind the camera, James Brown understands the intricacies of this medium and what it takes to provide network quality production. As both a host and producer of a number of local and national television programs including 'New Horizons', 'The James Brown Show', 'The Clubhouse', '1000CC Raw Thrill' and others, James is known for his creativity, reliability, and his proven ability to create and produce innovative, edgy, cost effective programming.
James is the driving force behind the highly innovative production of 'Divorce The Talk Show; A New Beginning'; a multi-platform production led by new media engagement using digital, mobile, and the legacy media (television) platform to reach a growing number of people who have gone through a radical change in life via divorce. Currently in pre-production, "Divorce The Talk Show", is already garnering national attention for it’s insight into the pit falls of divorce, and it's effect on men, women and children alike.
James has a background that makes him unique in heading up this project. He has been at the center of development in a variety of corporate recruiting programs for several fortune 500 companies including Nordstroms, Inc., Visa Inc., and Discover Financial Services. James also sat at the head of a non-profit which focused on at risk youth and minorities; creating programs that provided career opportunities and education scholarships for deserving, disadvantaged students.
As President of Salt Lake Studios, James created one of the finest film and television production studios in the Western U.S. Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Studios was a full service production facility, recognized for award winning set design and construction. Salt Lake Studios offered a 50,000 square foot sound-stage, 15 offices for production and post, and one the largest green screen in the industry, measuring a whopping 80’x 40’x 28’ feet. With the production of films such as ‘High School Musical 3’, ‘Darko,’ ‘American Pastime,’ ‘National Lampoon,’ ‘Area 51’ and many others, Salt Lake Studios brought in millions of production dollars to the State of Utah.
In 2009 James was the driving force behind the merger with Greene HDTV Productions Inc., Producers of 'Route 66–The Marathon Tour', 'Rhythms of the Road', 'Go!', and 'Texas Wild'. Both entities have been recognized in the industry for their award winning productions, including the Emmys, Tellys and The Accolade competition for outstanding productions.
Today, James continues to merge his television show concept development with great production facilities and has partnered with Lonepeak Productions in Salt Lake City, Utah, a leading-edge production facility with a full range of high definition production capabilities and an award winning, experienced staff.
With his vast industry experience and proven body of work, it's no wonder that James and his remarkable team has incited mass interest in Divorce The Talk Show.
Carl has more than thirty years of experience in local TV news including experience as a major market News Director, Washington, DC Bureau Chief and Executive Producer. Consulting assignments have included programming and design of a twenty-four hour regional cable network. Known as an innovative hands-on manager, teacher and motivator who values the art of great story telling.
Carl was the Executive Producer of the 7pm and 11pm broadcasts at WUSA TV Washington, D.C. He was involved in many aspects of newsroom planning and execution, and responsible for many of the innovative changes to the way they do late news at Channel 9. He is an Emmy Award Winner, along with colleague Andrea McCarren, as Executive Producer on a story about human trafficking.
As Executive Producer for Special Projects at WCBS TV, New York, NY, Carl worked with the Assistant News Director, News Director, promotions department and staff to create stories that were promoted during key sweeps periods. He also worked daily with political reporter(s), the consumer team and the investigative team to produce long and short term promotable stories. Some of the investigations and interviews, such as revealing critical security gaps at a major JFK airport airline food services provider, and sleeping guards at a nuclear power plant have made national news. Their interview with Son of Sam, on the 30th anniversary of his terror spree, brought us ratings as well as a robust sampling of our Internet site. Several investigations caused changes in laws, and in one case put a murderer in prison. Yes, I worked closely with legal.
As Managing Editor for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Carl served as second to the VP News/Corporate and managed daily operations of News Central, development of new franchises and models for content across all media platforms. Carl delivered research based content/production leading to gains in key demos, and developed and managed group coverage of major news events worldwide. He also assisted in identification and hiring of on-air and off-air talent, and created national news specials.
Carl is the former Deputy Director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a Washington, DC based think tank examining the commercial viability of quality journalism. He helped to create and execute the controversial study known as the Local TV News Project.
Australian Ambassador and Contributor
Karla Lee is the author of two books released in Australia “Please Don't Go!’ and "Is It My Fault?” Helping families going through divorce and giving both the child and parent constructive ways to communicate again defines who Karla Lee is. For the past 12 years Karla Lee has spent her time bringing awareness to the importance of the child and giving them a voice.
As a child of divorce herself at the age of nine, Karla Lee made it her life's mission to bring awareness globally to anyone who would listen. This persistence has paved a path to numerous speaking engagements throughout Australia and most recently has garnered her a presentation within the Parliament House, Canberra to Relationships Seminars and Media interviews. Karla has structured multi media platforms continuing to provide professional and healthy approaches of how parents can continue to parent after a divorce.
Karla Lee’s outreach enables churches and schools to utilize her patented approach with kids of divorce, encouraging children of divorce to make smart choices and realize their potential despite their circumstances. Karla Lee also collaborates with a multitude of organizations who work to make the future for children from broken homes brighter.
Karla Lee has been asked to speak on many media platforms such as Australia’s No:1 Program “A Current Affair”
“MORNINGS” show, with Kerri-Anne, and many of the tops rating Radio stations like 2UE and 2GB.
Magazines like Women’s Day, That’s Life, and the Now Magazine have featured Karla Lee’s story.
Karla Lee has also presented her story on many platforms in Relationship seminars and workshops. Karla Lee brings a professional and healthy approach to parenting after divorce, with a focus on child advocacy. Her work has garnered national attention in Australia.
Mr. Christian, head of TRC Consulting Group with offices in Orlando and Washington, DC, is a strategic brand developer with a full range of marketing, advertising, public relations and fundraising experience and expertise. For more than 11 years, he served as the Chief Marketing Strategist for the Martin Luther King National Memorial Foundation, which raised more than $120 million and the placed a memorial on the National Mall to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to his work with the MLK Memorial Foundation, Ty served as Managing Partner of Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown & Christian, a full service integrated marketing firm with a staff of 250 that specialized in the travel & tourism industry around the globe. He is a winner of many awards in the marketing and advertising industry including, Telly Awards, an Emmy nomination, HBO Promotion of the Year Award and recognized as one the top 25 Most Xtraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). As an accomplished grad of the University of Missouri, he has been honored twice by the University as Alumni of the Year and currently serves on two boards at the University.
Michael Daniels is the founder and CEO of Fayr — a groundbreaking app that seamlessly streamlines key aspects of family management for divorced parents raising children together.
The creation of the app grew out of Daniels’ own challenges as a divorced father of two grade-school-aged children, navigating life as a co-parent and the family court system.
Fayr debuted in beta early in 2017 and immediately drew interest from Apple TV executives who invited him to audition for their new reality series “Planet of the Apps.” Daniels was selected for the show and appeared on the July 25, 2017, episode in which he secured a partnership with mentor/ head advisor Gwyneth Paltrow. The Academy Award-winning actress and successful entrepreneur will provide guidance as Fayr’s user-base grows.
A custom home builder by profession, Daniels, 37, conceptualized Fayr to provide parents with a simpler, more effective way to track expenses, schedules and geographical locations, all while saving time, money and keeping tension at bay.
Born in Syracuse, N.Y., Daniels grew up traveling the world while his father served in the United States Army. An accomplished athlete and avid outdoorsman, Daniels set a world record at age 12 as the youngest person to hike the Philmont trail in New Mexico. He now lives in Weston, Fla.
That same drive and determination propelled him as he began his professional career — which saw his quick rise to a senior management position with the Miami-based Lennar Corp. while he was still in his mid-twenties. Today, Daniels is a partner in Cuthbertson Homes, designing one-of-a-kind properties in the southeastern U.S.
Yet while he was creating the perfect homes for others, his own home life was crumbling under the weight of his divorce and significant co-parenting challenges. After racking up nearly $60,000 in legal costs, and forfeiting untold hours of his time, Daniels said he was determined “to not let any more of his life — or his kids’ childhoods — slip away” while he was consumed with mundane legal matters such as hunting down old receipts, coordinating calendars and providing extensive documentation to the local courts.
“A lot of money is made and wasted by people clogging up the courts with nonsense,” Daniels says. “By creating indisputable, real-time spending logs, displaying geo-tagged locations, and by simplifying communication between parents, Fayr saves everyone money. And, perhaps most importantly, it can prevent conflicts from arising in the first place.”
For more information on Fayr and to download the app, visit www.fayr.com.
Lisa Decker- CDFA, RCS-D
A nationally recognized expert in the financial matters of divorce and author of How to “Divorce Your Spouse, Not Your Money®” (available on amazon Kindle), Ms. Decker is also the CEO and innovative mastermind behind several helpful, divorce-related sites including www.DivorceTownUSA.com and www.DivorceMoneyMatters.com.
Lisa is a sought out national speaker, frequent radio show guest and featured expert on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates nationally, along with MONEY and Oprah magazines, the NY Times, and the Wall Street Journal speaking on topics that help people to be smart from the start and have saner, savvier, money-saving divorces.
Her latest endeavor, DivorceTown USA, seeks to connect divorce service providers with ideal clients and referral partners through a variety of online and offline directories and signature events including professional mixers, professional development days, and workshops for those in search of divorce advice.
Always seeking creative solutions, Lisa offers flat-fee services on her personal mission to “Improve the way America divorces, one family at a time™.” She specializes in helping people who are struggling with overwhelm and confusion in their divorce to move past it with confidence knowing that they got the best outcome possible for their finances, their family, and their future.
Ms. Decker can be reached at: Lisa@DivorceTownUSA.com
Carolyn Flower is a career publicist, PR and rebranding architect, media columnist, and chief inspirational officer at Flower Communications Agency since 1992 in Montreal, Canada. As a champion of change entrepreneur, she mentors others to begin within, inspiring them to “Refocus the Lens” in various areas of their lives and “Discover the Art of Their Possible”. Carolyn is a proud Mom of three thriving young adults; two sons and a daughter. After 18 years, she and her husband chose to “retire” their marriage with dignity and respect in 2004, honouring their on-going family values, co-parenting their children with grace realizing how decisions made today impact generations to come. Both she and her former husband have since re-married and are fondly referred to by friends and family as the “Extended Blended Family”. Carolyn is a passionate first-person advocate for the collaborative divorce philosophy and author of Gravitate 2 Gratitude – Journal Your Journey©, scheduled for international release September 22nd by Hasmark Publishing. Her next book Family Ever After (Collaborate Life After Divorce — Embrace A New Normal)© is due in early 2016. She is a contributor at The Huffington Post (Divorce). Carolyn lives far from the maddening crowd in the countryside with her husband, and collaboratively co-parents her three children and two step-children. They all enjoy a cooperative lifestyle as a “Family Ever After”. Drop in and visit her atwww.carolynflower.com and www.familyeverafter.ca.
Professor Lynn Wardle
Legal Expert & Family Law Consultant
Professor Lynn D. Wardle has taught Family Law and related subjects at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University since 1978. He holds the Bruce C. Hafen Professorship in the law school. He has also taught as a Visiting Professor at several other law schools including Howard Law School, the University of Queensland (Australia), and China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.
Professor Wardle is a former President of the International Society of Family Law (the largest international organization for family law professors in the world) and he is the Immediate Past President of the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family (a very prestigious international scholarly organization for family law teachers).
He is the author or co-author of seven books about family law and editor or co-editor of another eight books about family law and juvenile law, and he has published 150 articles in law reviews, journals and chapters in books about family law and related legal subjects during his 36+ years in legal education.
Professor Wardle's first job upon graduation from Duke Law School in 1974 was as a law clerk for the Hon. John J. Sirica of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia during the Watergate cover-up case. Among the defendants in that case were the former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell, former White House Chief of Staff Robert Haldeman, former White House Counsel John Ehrlichman, former White House Assistant Counsel John Dean, and several other prominent political figures. (President Richard Nixon was named by the Grand Jury as an unindicted co-conspirator, and the Watergate case led to his resignation as President while Lynn was working for Judge Sirica.)
Divorce Consultant UK-Europe
Wendi Schuller is a nurse, hypnotherapist and is certified in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). Her most recent book is The Global Guide to Divorce and she has over 200 published articles. She is a guest on radio programs in the US and UK. Website is globalguidetodivorce.com